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Katie Wright speaks at the vigil for her son, Daunte Wright. Daunte Wright was fatally shot at a traffic stop by a Minnesota police officer, Kim Potter, on April 11.

Conversation prompts change for America’s gun problem

Joe Cho and Connor McNeely April 15, 2021

Connor McNeely: Well, Joe, even though it might be wise to present the subject of our discussion to the reader, I don’t really think anyone needs an introduction. The majority of the American public...

Editorial Staff: Community ties need strengthening

Editorial Staff: Community ties need strengthening

Editorial Staff April 15, 2021

Wake Forest University has a moral obligation to improve its relationship with the surrounding Winston-Salem community. The education, nutrition, housing and healthcare disparities that impact certain...

Alternative search engines provide constitutional freedoms

Alternative search engines provide constitutional freedoms

Cap McLiney, Assistant Opinion Editor April 15, 2021

I switched my search engine away from Google. Honestly, the decision was not anything calculated to begin with. I accidentally clicked up in the top left corner of my Safari search bar and realized that...

Biden’s Afghanistan decision refocuses America on peace

Biden’s Afghanistan decision refocuses America on peace

Connor McNeely, Opinion Editor April 15, 2021

President Joe Biden has continued to make waves in the early days of his term — yesterday he announced the removal of American forces from Afghanistan, thereby ending America’s 20-year war. In his...

MLB must get rid of replay review system

MLB must get rid of replay review system

Charlie Benedict, Business Manager April 15, 2021

There’s no other way to put it – MLB umpire Lance Barrett missed the game-deciding call at Homeplate in the April 11 contest between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. Alec Bohm, tagging...

Matt Gaetz is microcosm of American politicians' misconduct

Matt Gaetz is microcosm of American politicians’ misconduct

Jack Bradley, Contributing Columnist April 15, 2021
Florida Congressman is accused of sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old girl
Staff Editorial: Community needs additional days off

Staff Editorial: Community needs additional days off

Editorial Staff April 8, 2021

Happy post-Mental Wellness Day from the OGB Editorial Board! We hope that you too enjoyed your all-too-brief, essentially nonexistent break from the hustle and bustle of academic life at Wake Forest. At...

Dogwood Residence Hall fire alarms must be stopped

Dogwood Residence Hall fire alarms must be stopped

Charlie Benedict, Business Manager April 8, 2021

In the middle of a particularly brutal 7th grade Pre-Algebra test, one of my trouble-making classmates slipped into the hallway and pulled the fire alarm. We then played foursquare as the entire school...

Male gaze persists within the institutions of Greek Life

Male gaze persists within the institutions of Greek Life

Gaby Gonzalez, Staff Columnist April 8, 2021

It seems obvious to suggest that the beings we are – our character, personalities, interests – are the culmination of a variety of influences. These influences often come from different directions...

Sound of Metal accurately depicts addiction

Sound of Metal accurately depicts addiction

Conor Metzger, Contributing Columnist April 8, 2021

Lately, it seems that Hollywood has acquired a taste for addiction stories. And almost any actor who takes the role of an addict is automatically considered to be in the running for prestigious awards...

Perception of time has been altered during pandemic

Perception of time has been altered during pandemic

Anna Gramling, Contributing Writer April 8, 2021

As we are all painfully aware, this March marked one year of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, I didn’t think COVID-19 would last until the summer, much less still be around in 2021. The pandemic...

Gun aficionados observe parts of AR-15 semi-automatic rifles at a marketplace in California. The AR-15 has been at the center of the gun-control debate because this weapon has been used to commit atrocities.

GOP’s hypocrisy culminates in gun-control refusal

Maryam Khanum, Contributing Columnist April 8, 2021

              At the end of 2020, the media was abuzz reporting one of the most significant silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic — mass killings resulting from...

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